Joseph ‘Bill’ R. Madden
Aug. 2, 1934 — Oct. 18, 2014
Joseph (known by half as “Joe” and half as “Bill”) Madden, 80, of Waukesha, was born to eternal life on October 18, 2014. He was born August 2, 1934, in Elgin, Ill., to Joseph and Marie (nee Green) Madden.
He was a member of the first graduating class of Catholic Memorial High School, and after high school proudly served his country during the Korean War from 1954 to 1957 in the United States Air Force.
On September 26, 1959, he married Patricia E. Fuller. They were married for 33 years and remained lifelong friends. Together they had four children: Timothy (Kim) of Lake Forest, Calif., William of Muskego, Daniel of Mukwonago and Kathleen (Chris Tordik) Madden of Ottawa. He was the proudest grandfather to Matthew Madden, Michael Madden, Brandon Tordik, Benjamin Tordik, Danielle Madden, Mayson Madden, Jerrid Madden, Chelsea Madden and Jimmy Madden. Joe was a gifted tile setter and tree “surgeon.” He was a proud veteran and a proud Irishman who enjoyed playing euchre and poker his entire life with family and friends. More than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Joe is further survived by his loving brother-in-law, Bill Ponn (CA), cousin Jimmy Zange (IL), and many special nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gorden “Jack” Madden, sister Joni Ponn and brother Mike Madden.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 23, from 4 pm until the 7 pm funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Military honors will follow the service at the funeral home. Deacon Scott Campbell will preside. Graveside services will be held at St. Peter Cemetery in East Troy on Friday, October 24, at 11 am.
Memorials in Joe’s name are appreciated to The American Legion Post #8, P.O. Box 111, Waukesha, WI 53187.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.